POTEAU–Nine Carl Albert State College student athletes have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student Athletes Awards Program for 2016-2017.
The program highlights individual athletes across the country for their academic success based on grade point averages (GPA).
On the Carl Albert softball team, Lexey Branscum from Whitesboro earned a GPA of 4.0 and was selected to the NJCAA All Academic First Team.
Also on the softball team, Ainsley Flewellen from Drumright, Erin Bruner from Quinton and Samantha Wolf from Idabel were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99.
CASC softball player Nikki Harrison from Waldron, Ark. made the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.
Representing CASC baseball on the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team were Brandon Giribaldie from Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands, Dylan Thurber from Sallisaw and Joshua Cowart from Vian.
CASC baseball player Preston Whitten from Wagoner made the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team.
“We are proud of these student athletes and appreciate their persistence,” said CASC Athletic Director Randy Graves. “The example they are setting for other Viking athletes and for that matter all Carl Albert State College students is outstanding.
“The commitment it takes to be successful in the classroom and as athletes is very tough, so we congratulate these individuals.”
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